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Taking The Parka From The Mountains To The Streets

To wrap up the year, we show you how to give new life to that parka that only sees the light of day when there is a mountain to climb. Heave-ho.
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Yesterday, we talked about how proportion can instantly change something simple into a serious statement. It can be a belt, the cuffs of a shirt, an earring, a micro bag or, in my case, a sport parka. A sport parka on its own is ordinary. Blow it up five times, widen the sleeves and collar, give it a striking blue shade and you have yourself a statement jacket to be remembered for the ages.

Don’t be mistaken by my nonchalant expression – the Balenciaga parka is made of heavy duty stuff. We didn’t try, but we do think that it is sturdy enough for a mountain ski trip. In other words, it doesn’t just look pretty, it actually does the job. The parka even comes with a thick shoulder band that allows you to carry it like a bag when the air gets warmer. No need to lug it around in your arms. How convenient, no?

I love how it is also made to be worn as an off-shoulder. How often do you see an off-shoulder parka? Here’s where the band comes in handy, too. You get the off-shoulder thing without the parka slipping off your shoulders every two minutes. Again, very convenient.

While sneakers and sweatpants would go with the flow of the parka, behind its sportiness is a really versatile piece. For a more casual street spin, I decided to pair it with a simple white shirt, black platform boots and a white leather bucket hat. I love a good bucket hat. How would you wear this not-so-little gem from Balenciaga?

 

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